I think that’s part of my problem, I have been listening too almost every podcast for a bit too long. The hype machine that builds up with all of these people is just getting to the point where they may as well be paid by the marketting teams.
Mario Galaxy, Portal, Bioshock, Crysis, COD4, MGS4, GTA4 and countless other games have simply been "Meh!!".
I’m not doubting the games are great and enjoyable, what I am doubting is the way that the press in particular are hyping up such titles and feel more inclined to tell the Gamer what to buy because they like it, rather than tell the Gamer what to buy based on the games Merits.
I probably should create another thread about this because I really don’t want to derail the MGS4 thread.